BRIGHTON Municipality households, schools, community groups and local businesses are set to join more than 400,000 people across the country on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November as part of the tenth annual Garage Sale Trail, which will also be taking place online for the first time.
Garage Sale Trail is part of Brighton Council’s commitment to reducing landfill and supporting residents to reuse and reduce waste at home. The program is supported by more than 115 councils across Australia. And for the first time ever sellers can also set up virtual garage sales as an alternative to garage sales in local neighbourhoods.
Mayor Tony Foster said the Garage Sale Trail was a great opportunity for people to connect with their community, have lots of fun and make some extra money at a time where many people need it most.
“Council is pleased to once again be involved with the initiative. We encourage everyone in the community to register. While many people are still working from home this is an ideal time to declutter and rehome those things we don’t need anymore,” Cr Foster said.
For the first time, residents can participate in Garage Sale Trail online as well as face-to-face.
For those hosting or shopping at physical sales, Garage Sale Trail will provide guidelines to ensure COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions are in place. You’ll also receive tips and tricks, as well as marketing material to help achieve the best result from your sale.
To host a sale or shop the Trail you can register for free at garagesaletrail.com.au